Jacksonville Jazz Festival Piano Competition

The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St. , Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Jazz Festival Piano Competition presented by Keyboard Connection – The Piano Place has been a Jacksonville tradition for more than 30 years. The competition, hosted by the City of Jacksonville Division of Sports and Entertainment, will take place on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at The Florida Theatre, where five finalists, chosen through “blind” judging in July, will compete for the honor of this award. The winner will receive a monetary prize and will perform at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival on Friday, October 1, 2021.

This will be the 18th year that Noel Freidline has MC'd the competition. Noel will be joined by Maria Howell to perform with the house rhythm section while the judges deliberate.

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